Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland!

Welcome to The Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community, located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from the Inner Harbor. Here at the JMM, visitors can uncover the roots of Jewish history in our landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845, now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue and B’nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876 and still home to a vibrant congregation. Our Museum Campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring fascinating and diverse exhibitions that explore in depth, the Jewish American experience. The Museum offers a wide range of programs and special events for children, adults, and families as well as a research library and family history center.  We invite students of all ages to experience the rich vitality of Jewish culture and heritage on and off-site through our education programs.


On Display April 17th through May 19th: The Sanctity of Others

 Check out our new Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America website!

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Upcoming Events:

Carvalho’s Journey: Maryland Premiere

CARVALHO_sunriseSunday, May 15, 1:00pm
Movie Screening and Talk with Director Steve Rivo
Included with Admission
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A real life 19th century American western adventure story, Carvalho’s Journey tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist and pioneer in American history.

Attendees will also receive a free Carvalho book, while supplies last!

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Reflections on a First Year

Purim RumpusAs it’s coming up to my year anniversary working at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, I thought I’d share a few projects I’ve worked on (and some fun I’ve had along the way). You may be wondering what a Visitor Services Coordinator does. While my primary responsibilities involve taking admissions at the front desk, delivering the daily synagogue tours when our volunteer docents are unavailable, scheduling school and adult visits to the Museum and handling rentals, I’ve also taken on a few other tasks.  For instance, I’ve learned the Point of Sale system in the shop, worked to make the museum more accessible and have improved the visitor experience by installing a bike rack and re-landscaping our front courtyard area...continue reading.

Beyond Chicken Soup: Fitness Fads: Late 19th Century – Promoting Physical Education in Schools

Beecher Exercise 11In the mid to late 19th century, many American doctors and educators studied, debated, and implemented the various scientific exercise programs being developed in Europe.  While some argued for the strict, nation-building German gymnastics and others favored the looser, flexible Swedish method, others preferred more obscure systems . . . or invented their own. (This debate is known by the commanding name “The Battle of the Systems.”) Regardless of which theory was chosen, the goal was the same: encouraging physical exercise and healthful knowledge, especially as a regular part of daily education…..continue reading.